Jurisprudence and Legal Theory in Nigeria


The book follows the dictates of the National Universities Commission as it covers all the topics prescribed by NUC for law students. The topics covered include: definition, nature and scope of jurisprudence; meaning of law, its functions and relationship with some related concepts; sources of law; fundamental legal concepts such as rights, duties, liability, ownership, possession, personality, among others; language and the law; the natural law school; historical school of thought; positivist theory of law; pure theory of law; sociological theory of law; Marxist theory of law; indigenous theories of concept of law; customary law and Maliki’s jurisprudence of Islamic law; and lastly, codification, restatement, adaptation and unification of customary law. The book is an invaluable companion to law students in Nigeria.

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